What a great day yesterday in our workshop handmade Christmas – Paper and yarn.
Lots of lovely ladies, some new attendees and some ladies who have been before.
This time we were fortified by Chocolate chip cake and tea.
Many paper items were made by all and we all did a bit of crochet in the afternoon.
I certainly had a great day showing them all.
I’ve recently been trying Origami.
It is a lot of fun, but then I’ve only tried simple items.
I made some hearts which I’ve previously posted, but I’ve also made some flowers out of paper and stiffened fabric and yesterday I mad a couple of trees.
There has been an exhibition going around the UK. The exhibition is of garden scenes and flowers. It is a community project and as the exhibition has travelled around more pieces have been added. The work started life in Bournemouth and has grown and travelled widely. Information about the project is on this blog http://bloomingmarvellous1.blogspot.co.uk/
The exhibition came to Durlston Castle this month, so Jane Colquhoun and I spent thursday afternoon as guardians of the exhibition. We met many of visitors and also some of the contributors.
The whole afternoon was very busy and we had a great time.
All my pictures are on Flickr, but here a few tasters.
My partner hates tea cosies and he hates with a vengeance my current tea cosy so it was time for a new one.
We also we want a ‘show and tell’ pattern that’s used crochet & decreasing for our next crochet workshop. It took a couple of evenings to make and a knit & natter session with Jane and Julie to finish it off.
The wool for cosy came from someone who had a clear out and was a DK that is not made any more . The flowers were made from Noro which were some of the left overs from my crochet scarf
Old Tea Cosy
New Tea Cosy
We had another Learn to Crochet day on Saturday.
It was a long tiring day but at the end of the day another 7 ladies left us having learnt how to crochet.
One of our ladies brought in homemade cheese scone (Thank You) and the cake for the day was Beetroot cake- which was great. (Thank you Jane’s mum)